Housing Assessment SIL (Supported Independent Living)
Supported Independent Living (SIL) refers to any funded service support that enables a greater level of independent living. Participants eligible for SIL funding in their NDIS plan can include participants:
- Living with their parents
- Residing alone
- Living in a shared residence with other NDIS participants
- Wanting to move from your current accommodation to a more independent and age appropriate accommodation
SIL funding can be provided both in non-SDA residences or SDA residences.
A SIL Assessment involves the OT providing a comprehensive assessment of the participants functional status and the support levels they require to live as independently and safely within their home with their everyday care needs been met.
At Recovery Station our Occupational Therapists are experienced in using a wide rage of assessments to ensure NDIS has very clear and comprehensive information available to them when making SIL and SDA decisions based on the reasonable and necessary criteria. Our report layout enables the reader to make clear connections between the participants level of ability, requirement for support and / or specialist housing and the NDIS requirements.
Housing Assessment SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation)
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a type of housing / accommodation for participants who require specialist housing solutions (for example specific modifications or assistive technology) to cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA Assessment involves an extensive evaluation of your current and future needs, and provides a recommendation to NDIS regarding your eligibility for specialist disability accommodation and the specific environmental features the participant requires for optimal independence and safety. This can include specific recommendations around wheelchair accessible homes, installation of ceiling hoists, use of automation technology or robust features to aid safety.